OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR
October 25, 1915 -- October 25, 2015
All are invited to share with the parishioners of St. John the Baptist Parish this wonderful milestone of a one hundredth year as a people of God serving the communities of Plum and Penn Hills. We particularly invite former parishioners who keep up on parish activities from miles away. God has indeed blessed us. As the parish leadership looks to the future, it also uses this year as a springboard to a future of evangelization that is of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in many ways.
Our next Centennial events are listed below. For complete information on these events, click here.
LENTEN LITURGIES Please browse the full schedule of liturgical services — Sacraments of Penance and Anointing of the Sick, Eucharistic Adoration, Fraternity of Priest Healing Mass, Sunday Vespers, and Stations of the Cross — being offered at St. John the Baptist Parish, including communal Penance Services at local parishes. (Click here for full schedule)
LENTEN ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIESAll of these opportunities provide insight into our faith, and encouragement in how to live more life more fully human and more fully divine. These are open to all adults and teens.(Click here for full schedule)
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULEWe’ve come to the time when the Church most remembers the offering of Jesus Christ for our salvation. The Triduum, Holy Thursday evening through Easter evening, constitute the most sacred days of any Catholic/Christian. Our remembrance through powerful liturgies brings us into our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, meaning new life for us. These days are not ones we should avoid. (Click here for full schedule)
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN -
CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT
St. John’s is among the leaders among diocesan parishes in assuring that any adult in contact with children when at the parish has received his or her state clearance AND has attended the Protecting God’s Children Workshop. We’re proud of this as it shows parents and adults are concerned for the safety of our children. Two immediate concerns now confront us:
1) The assurance of individuals receiving their five-year update;
2) New parents of children in our school, preschool, CCD program, and our Youth Ministry Program are fulfilling these obligations. The same is true of adults wishing to become involved in any ministry at St. John’s.
Those needing updated, or those for whom this is the first time, should contact Bonnie Welsh at the parish office (412-793-4511) during office hours Wednesday through Friday.